Legislated training, questionable results

Quebec firms training more but not improving bottom line
By David Brown
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/19/2002

A Quebec government program that requires employers to spend a minimum amount on training each year has led to an increase in T&D, but is not improving bottom-line performance, states a new study.

The study compared training levels in Ontario and Quebec. In the latter, all employers with a payroll of more than $250,000 must spend one per cent of payroll on training. Firms that don’t spend it on training must pay it to the government which uses the money to fund T&D programs.